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New to The REAL-WORLD FEMINIST Podcast?

New to The REAL-WORLD FEMINIST® Podcast? Well, helloooooo! I’m so happy that you are here, and that you are ready to level up in your career and trusting me to be part of the journey. To make it easy to catch up on the pod, I’ve gathered some quick links to popular episodes and organized […]

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Episode #95: 3 Tools to Help You Boost Your Productivity

Episode #95: 3 Tools to Help You Boost Your Productivity Chasing big dreams requires consistent ACTION! We all have the same number of hours in a day. But, let’s be honest—some of us know how to squeeze a little more juice out of those precious hours. In this episode, I give you a behind-the-scenes look […]

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Episode #93: 3 Lies About Networking Exposed!

Episode #93: 3 Lies About Networking Exposed! Say the word “networking” to your work BFF and watch their reaction. Just the idea of networking makes most people feel uncomfortable, bored, or overwhelmed. That’s because most people have the wrong idea about networking. It is possible to network in ways that don’t make you feel like […]

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Episode #92: How to Make Talking About Money Less Awkward

Episode #92: How to Make Talking About Money Less Awkward Why is talking about money so hard? It’s not just you. So many of us feel this way. Whether it’s talking about our own salary, negotiating a big purchase, haggling in the every day—so many of us struggle with having productive conversations about money. In […]

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Episode #91: 4 Easy Ways to Stand Out as a Star at Your Workplace

Episode #91: 4 Easy Ways to Stand Out as a Star at Your Workplace We all want to stand out at the workplace and have our efforts noticed. Ultimately, we know that in order to advance in our career path, we need to take the big swings at challenging opportunities and find ways to meaningful […]

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Episode #90: Feeling Overwhelmed with Options? Use My Favorite Brain Hack!

Episode #90: Feeling Overwhelmed with Options? Use My Favorite Brain Hack! You know you need to move forward, but you can’t stop mulling over all of your options. You keep going down the rabbit hole of internet research and still haven’t found the perfect decision. Been there. Done that. Wrote the book (literally). If you […]

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Episode #89: Managing a Team Through a Busy Season

Episode #89: Managing a Team Through a Busy Season All businesses have busy seasons. These windows of time pressure us to manage our lives around these increased work demands. While it’s difficult to manage busy seasons as individuals, there are special new challenges to tackle when we are in a position where we are leading […]

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Episode #88: How to Fight Imposter Syndrome

Episode #88: How to Fight Imposter Syndrome It’s a hot topic, but what is thing called imposter syndrome, anyway? A recent Harvard Business Review piece describes it simply as “doubting your abilities and feeling like a fraud at work.” We high-performers commonly suffer from this tendency. It shows up when we are pushing ourselves out […]

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Episode #87: The Thing You Must Do This Women’s History Month

Episode #87: The Thing You Must Do This Women’s History Month It’s March, which is otherwise known here in the United States, as Women’s History Month! While there are many ways we can celebrate this occasion, there is one thing you must do this month. It doesn’t involve a petition, a call to your Senator, […]

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Episode #84: How to Present a Winning Idea

Episode #84: How to Present a Winning Idea You know you have a great idea. You have the facts and data to back it. But, here’s the thing. Facts alone won’t win you the argument. There are finer elements to presenting a compelling case and convincing others that your idea is worth pursuing. In this […]

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Episode #83: Is It Possible to Reset a Relationship at Work?

Episode #83: Is It Possible to Reset a Relationship at Work? One of the wonderful things about working in Corporate America is that you have the chance to work with people with many different perspectives, personalities, and preferences. But, let’s be honest. All of those different personalities can also one of the most challenging aspects […]

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Episode #82: How to Build Your Network While Working at Home

Episode #82: How to Build Your Network While Working at Home Networking. We know it’s something we should do…but let’s be honest, the thought of it is just exhausting. And now that we’ve been working at home for a year? It feels impossible! It’s time for you to let go of the notion that you […]

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Episode #81: The 3 Most Powerful Corporate Phrases

Episode #81: The 3 Most Powerful Corporate Phrases Corporate America has its own subtle language. This corporate-speak was born out of careful politeness, and much of it sounds like nonsense. But, some of these phrases are powerful tools for your arsenal. Allow me to be your Urban Dictionary of the workplace and break down the […]

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Episode #80: Take Back Control of Your Day

Episode #80: Take Back Control of Your Day At the end of the day, do you look at the clock and wonder where the time went? Do you look back and feel like you didn’t accomplish anything meaningful? If you regularly feel this way, you have lost control of your calendar.  In this episode, I’ll […]

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Episode #79: Ask Me Anything: Answers to Your Questions!

Episode #79: Ask Me Anything: Answers to Your Questions! You asked for it; you got it! I’m so excited to bring you my first “Ask Me Anything” episode! I’ve gathered a great big list of listener questions, and I’m answering ALL OF THEM! In this episode, I’ll answer your questions on: Using networking in your […]

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Episode #78: How to Deal with Bad Feedback at Work

Episode #78: How to Deal with Bad Feedback at Work It’s performance review season. For better or worse, you are about to receive official feedback on how you are doing at your current workplace. Although we Type-A personalities know that we are killing it, chances are we are going to receive some constructive feedback that […]

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Episode #76: How to Uplevel Your Professional Goals

Episode #76: How to Uplevel Your Professional Goals It’s time to stop playing small. If your work goals are solely focused on building your own skills and experience, you are getting it wrong. There’s a winning formula that will help you craft goals to get you noticed, and I’m sharing it with you here and […]

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Episode #75: Let’s Learn from the Dumpster Fire Called 2020! (Part 2)

Episode #75: Let’s Learn from the Dumpster Fire Called 2020! (Part 2) Yes, 2020 has been a dumpster fire of a year. But, we would be remiss if we didn’t take some lessons from it into the new year. The journaling prompts in this episode will help you turn insights into actionable 2021 goals. There’s […]

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Episode #74: Let’s Learn from the Dumpster Fire Called 2020 (Part 1)

Episode #74: Let’s Learn from the Dumpster Fire Called 2020 (Part 1) Yes, 2020 has been a dumpster fire of a year. And yes, we didn’t accomplish nearly what we thought we would this year. But, before we shake it off and head into the New Year, let’s take some time to reflect. We want […]

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Episode #72: Stop Procrastinating Your Life Away!

Episode #72: Stop Procrastinating Your Life Away! One of the most toxic thoughts is “I’ll do it tomorrow.” It snowballs inside your head, and the next thing you know you are the keeper of a backlog of unkept promises. If you are struggling with a tendency to procrastinate, this episode for you. I’ll break down […]

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Episode #68: Yes, You Can Speak Up & Be the Brave One

Episode #68: Yes, You Can Speak Up & Be the Brave One In Corporate America, groupthink is one of the surest pathways to failure. Sadly, it’s all too prevalent in a world of middle managers and complicated power structures. Want to stand out as an up-and-coming leader? Be the brave one who speaks up. In […]

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Episode #63: Real-World Project Management Tips & Tricks

Episode #63: Real-World Project Management Tips & Tricks There are basic project management principles that will help you get ahead in corporate America. These principles will make you a better leader and help you stand out for all of the right reasons. In this episode, I’ll break down project management tips and tricks for the […]

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Episode #61: The Anatomy of a Productive One-on-One Meeting

Episode #61: The Anatomy of a Productive One-on-One Meeting Do you walk away from your 1-on-1 meetings feeling like it was a waste of time? It’s time for a meeting tune-up! Because these meetings should be a powerful tool to help you build key professional relationships. In this episode, I’ll break down the anatomy of […]

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Episode #59: How to Share Political Views Wisely on Social Media

Episode #59: How to Share Political Views Wisely on Social Media It’s an important election season during one of the most tumultuous years in recent history. These days, it seems like everyone is shouting their political opinions on social media. The simple fact is how you present yourself on social media matters. Before you share […]

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Episode #58: The Harsh Truth About Overthinking

Episode #58: The Harsh Truth About Overthinking We Type-A personalities have a common Achilles’ heel. We think too much. The more important a decision feels, the more we will obsess about potential outcomes. We won’t stop researching and spinning on possibilities until we feel like the perfect answer has been validated. If you feel analysis-paralysis […]

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Episode #55: How to Stop Working Crazy Hours!

Episode #55: How to Stop Working Crazy Hours! Most businesses have busy seasons. We, the ambitious, look forward to these times because they give us new opportunities to step up and shine. But, there are times when those busy seasons extend and feel endless. Many of us working remotely in quarantine are feeling this hard […]

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Episode #54: How to Follow Through on Your Dreams

Episode #54: How to Follow Through on Your Dreams We all have big dreams that we’ve imagined accomplishing for years. I know from first-hand experience that passion and enthusiasm aren’t enough to get you across the finish line. But, I finally cracked the code and discovered how to get big goals accomplished. To commemorate the […]

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Episode #49: The Right & Wrong Way to Decline a Meeting Request

It’s important to defend your calendar and be deliberate with the meeting invites that you accept.

But, there is a right way and a wrong way to decline a meeting request.

Done well, you demonstrate critical thinking skills and everyday leadership.

And…when it’s not done well, you come off as lazy or irresponsible.

Let’s make sure you are putting your best foot forward.

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Episode #48: You Survived a Layoff. Now What?

Living through a layoff is one of the most stressful things you can go through.

You feel blessed to have made the cut, but your head & heart feels tangled with a complex web of emotions.

How do you push through and actually get anything done when you feel this way?

In this episode, I share with you my own personal story and the lessons that I learned the hard way.

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Episode #40: How to Makeover Your LinkedIn Profile in 10 Easy Steps

Episode #40: How to Makeover Your LinkedIn Profile in 10 Easy Steps Worried your LinkedIn profile isn’t the best? It’s okay. You can get your profile ready for whatever lies ahead. A few tweaks are all it takes. In this episode, I’ll give you a no-nonsense approach to makeover your LinkedIn profile. Get the FREE […]

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Episode #37: How to Keep It Real (& Professional) on Social Media

Episode #37: How to Keep It Real (& Professional) on Social Media Remember how much fun social media used to be? A great night out on the town with friends? Every toast & round of drinks was documented. A meme that hilariously reminded you of that one person that got on your last nerves? It […]

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Episode #36: Spring Clean Your Professional Presence

Episode #36: Spring Clean Your Professional Presence Glory hallelujah, spring is officially here! Soon as the temperatures start going up, I start itching to throw open the windows and Marie Kondo the crap out of everything. If you are like me, why not take advantage of this seasonal energy and put it to good use […]

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Episode #33: 3 Creative Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Episode #33: 3 Creative Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month Thanks to Congressional resolutions passed back in the 1980s, here in America we celebrate Women’s History Month every March. In the simplest terms, the intent of this month-long holiday is to encourage all Americans to learn more and celebrate the role that women have had […]

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Episode #31: How to Effectively Work with Less Motivated Co-Workers

Episode #31: How to Effectively Work with Less Motivated Co-Workers We high-achievers tend to hang out in packs. We are simply drawn to other Type-A personalities. People who get stuff done. Hey, if it was up to us, everyone on our team would be a badass. We’d conquer the world together! But, the reality is […]

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Episode #30: The #1 Way to Build Your Professional Reputation

Episode #30: The #1 Way to Build Your Professional Reputation When we think about building our professional reputation, most of us tend to think about working towards large-scale accomplishments. We plan big goals and think that our reputations will be built when we achieve them. Of course, growing our experience and skills is critical to […]

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Episode #24: The Secret to My Career Success

Episode #24: The Secret to My Career Success With the benefit of many years of hindsight, I can now see that there’s been one clear secret behind my professional success. The secret is a simple concept. I’ll share the secret with you, by telling you the story of my career path. I graduated from college […]

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Episode #22: How to Gracefully Humblebrag

Episode #22: How to Gracefully Humblebrag You know you’ve been killing it at work. You’ve upped your game. You’re making strides towards smashing your professional goals. The results must speak for themselves, right? Not necessarily. Your stellar may be noticed by the right people, or they may not be noticed at all. You can’t trust […]

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Episode #21: How to Navigate Holiday Gift-Giving at the Office

Episode #21: How to Navigate Holiday Gift-Giving at the Office It’s the holiday season. The calendar is packed with different holidays and reasons to celebrate that serve to remind us that life is pretty darn sweet. But, sometimes navigating holiday traditions such as gift-giving can get a little tricky, especially in the workplace. I can’t […]

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Episode #20: The Unfortunate Truth about Office Holiday Parties

Episode #20: The Unfortunate Truth about Office Holiday Parties That holiday spirit is contagious. It even catches all across corporate America! Your cube-mates have strung holiday lights, cookies and treats are everywhere, and even the grumpiest co-workers seem a little more pleasant this time of year. The peak of the office holiday season is the […]

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Episode #19: Everyday Gratitude Is Good for Your Career

Episode #19: Everyday Gratitude Is Good for Your Career It’s Thanksgiving week! Right about now, anyone with a social media feed is getting barraged by hand-lettered graphics reminding us to “be thankful” and “count our blessings.” But, let’s be honest. When these messages are being delivered by artfully curated Instagram accounts that want to sell […]

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Episode #16: Make the Most of Your Opportunity to Attend a Conference

Episode #16: Make the Most of Your Opportunity to Attend a Conference You just got invited to attend your first professional conference. What awesome news! A conference is a wonderful way to expand your knowledge and your network. This time away from daily routine can inspire you in many ways and put some pep back […]

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Episode #14: How to Start a Women’s Group at Your Workplace

Episode #14: How to Start a Women’s Group at Your Workplace One of the most rewarding and inspiring things I’ve done in my career is leading a women’s group at my company. I never set out to lead it. My journey started with my desire to connect with other women to discuss professional challenges unique […]

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Episode #13: Why You Need a Power Squad

Episode #13: Why You Need a Power Squad There’s a powerful quote from motivational speaker Jim Rohn that I’d like to share with you. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Jim Rohn This quote has been repeated, paraphrased and recycled many times by countless sources over the […]

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Episode #12: How to Pursue Another Internal Position (Without Pissing Off Your Boss)

Episode #12: How to Pursue Another Internal Position (Without Pissing Off Your Boss) The world is full of opportunities. Many times, your next best step can very well be available at the company where you are already employed. Internal jobs get posted on official boards, recruitment emails with lists of available positions are sent, and […]

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Episode #10: Use Your Down Time for Career Advancement

Episode #10: Use Your Down Time for Career Advancement You find yourself with a little time on your hands. Maybe a bunch of scheduled meetings disappeared. Or your project is stuck in a holding pattern. Or the rest of your team is out on holiday. You can fritter this time away on social media, online […]

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Episode #5: How to Master Networking Even If You Hate Talking To Strangers

Episode #5: How to Master Networking Even If You Hate Talking To Strangers As a career-focused professional, you’ve heard countless times how important it is to network. I used to hear this and it would flat-out give me anxiety. The idea of talking to random people in a room full of strangers sounds like hell […]

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Episode #2: This Everyday Tool Can Help You Make or Break Your Reputation

Episode #2: This Everyday Tool Can Help You Make or Break Your Reputation There’s an everyday tool that frankly doesn’t get talked about enough in the workplace. It’s easy to overlook because it seems so harmless. But I assure you it’s not. It can help build your professional reputation as a leader. Or it can […]

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Episode #1: The #1 Hack to Get Your Resume Noticed by Hiring Managers

Episode #1: The #1 Hack to Get Your Resume Noticed by Hiring Managers You’ve written a kick-ass resume and have applied online for a number of positions. You have the qualifications, so why no response? I mean, WTF? They aren’t even reaching out to reject me! It’s not you.     It’s the way you applied […]

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